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The outdoors is the very best place for preschoolers to practice and master emerging physical skills. It is in the outdoors that children can fully and freely experience motor skills like running, leaping, and jumping.
It is also the most appropriate area for the practice of ball-handling skills, like throwing and catching. And children can perform other such manipulative skills as pushing a swing, pulling a wagon, and lifting and carrying movable objects.
Bicycle & Scooter Trail
The Happy Hall Village is a child size replica of a small town with a fully equipped grocery market, veterinary office, fire/police station, pet store, auto repair shop, barn, carpenter’s workshop, and a bicycle and scooter trail. Children have a safe place to act out real life scenarios during symbolic play. Children gain knowledge on how the world works, problem solve, develop language skills, cooperate with others, and use their imagination.
Children enjoy planting, tending, and harvesting fruits and vegetables in our organic garden. Not only do kids have fun and eat a veggie or two, and dig in the dirt. The garden is a wonderful place to ask questions and satisfy kids’ natural curiosity. Watching seeds grow and change, seeing the seasons pass, and tending to tiny seedlings will help kids gain patience. There’s nothing like digging with a trowel and planting a seed just-so to improve your fine motor skills. Compare and contrast plants, group them by color, type of plant, purpose (flower vs. food) and which bugs like which plants. Along the way, you’re reinforcing basic math skills. Children will also sharpen their observation skills, tracking, sorting, counting, and more.
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